Modify whatever law (or risk averse action by the insurance industry) bans us from being able to sell second hand electrical goods in charity shops, village fetes, etc. A lower standard of acceptable safety should apply to such sales, e.g. visual inspection by anyone (or a ‘competent’ person if essential) shows no damage to wiring etc. and the appliance works when turned on, rather than a full electrician check/PAT test being needed.

Why is this idea important?

Too many perfectly good appliances get dumped instead, damaging the environment and increasing CO2 emissions as new things get made to replace them. Less restriction on our freedom. Less unfair blame attached to H&S law.

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